The 2016-2017 International Sunday School Lessons
(Uniform Series International Bible Lessons For Christian Teaching)

FIRST QUARTER: The Sovereignty of God

Unit 1: The Sovereignty of the Father 
     September 4 – The Peaceful Kingdom (Isaiah 11:1-9)
     September 11 – The mountain of God (Isaiah 25:6-10a)
     September 18 – Foundations of the Earth (Isaiah 40:21-31)
     September 25 – Everlasting Covenant (Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11)

Unit 2: The Sovereignty of Jesus
     October 2 – The Radiance of God’s Glory (Hebrews 1:1-9)
     October 9 – Builder of the House (Hebrews 3:1-6; Matthew 7:24-29)
     October 16 – The Great High Priest (Hebrews 4:14-5:10)
     October 23 – The High Priest Forever (Hebrews 7:1-3, 18-28)
     October 30 – Model of Endurance (Hebrews 12:1-13)

Unite 3: Alpha and Omega
     November 6 – Brand New (Revelation 21:1-8)
     November 13 – New Jerusalem (Revelation 21:9-14, 22-27)
     November 20 – Living Waters (Revelation 22:1-7)
     November 27 – First and Last (Revelation 22:11-21)

SECOND QUARTER: Creation: A Divine Cycle

Unit 1: The Savior Has Been Born
     December 4 – God Promises a Savior (Luke 1:26-38)
     December 11 – The Affirmation of the Promise (Luke 1:39-56)
     December 18 – The Forerunner of the Savior (Luke 1:8-20)
     December 25 – The Savior Has Arrived (Luke 2:8-20)

Unit 2: Praise from and for God’s Creation
     January 1 – Praise God for Creation (Psalm 33:1-9)
     January 8 – Praise God with a New Song (Psalm 96)
     January 15 – Praise God the Provider (Psalm 65)
     January 22 – Praise God the Creator (Psalm 104:1-4, 24-30)
     January 29 – Praise God with All Creation (Psalm 148)

Unit 3: The Birthing of a New Community
     February 5 – Re-Created to Live in Harmony (Galatians 3:26-4:7)
     February 12 – New Birth Brings Freedom (Galatians 4:8-20)
     February 19 – Freedom in Christ (Galatians 5:1-17)
     February 26 – Christ Creates Holy Living (Galatians 5:18-6:10)

THIRD QUARTER: God Loves Us

Unite 1: God’s Eternal, Preserving and Renewing Love
     March 5 – Perfect Love (I John 4:7-19)
     March 12 – Great Love (Ephesians 2:1-10)
     March 19 – Matchless Love (John 15:1-17)
     March 26 – Restoring Love (Joel2:12, 13, 18, 19, 28-32)

Unit 2: God’s Caring, Saving, and Upholding Love
     April 2 – Shepherding Love (Psalm 23)
     April 9 – Saving Love (John 3:1-16)
     April 16 – Victorious Love (John 20:1-10; I Peter 1:3-9)
     April 23 – Reconciling Love (Romans 5:6-11; 8:31-39)
     April 30 – Protecting Love (John 10:1-15)

Unit 3: God’s Pervasive and Sustaining Love
     May 7 – Sustaining Love (Jonah 1:7-17)
     May 14 – Preserving Love (Jonah 2)
     May 21 – Forgiving Love (Jonah 3)
     May 28 – Pervasive Love (Jonah 4)

FOURTH QUARTER: God’s Urgent Call

Unit 1: Called to be Strong
     June 4 – Deborah and Barak (Judges 4:1-19)
     June 11 – Gideon (Judges 6:11-18)
     June 18 – Jephthah (Judges 11:4-11, 29-31)
     June 25 – Samson (Judges 13:1-7, 24, 25)

Unit 2: Calling of Prophets
     July 2 – Moses (Exodus 3:1-12)
     July 9 – Isaiah (Isaiah 6:1-8)
     July 16 – Jeremiah (Jeremiah 1:4-10)
     July 23 – Ezekiel (Ezekiel 3:1-11)
     July 30 – Amos (Amos 7:10-17)

Unit 3: Calls in the New Testament
     August 6 – Called to Witness (Acts 6:1-8)
     August 13 – Called to Break Down Barriers (Acts 8:26-39)
     August 20 – Called to Preach (Acts 9:10-20)
     August 27 - Called to be Inclusive (Acts 10:19-33)